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ERIC Number: ED497723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul-2
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Success for All. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
Success for All (SFA) is a comprehensive reading, writing, and oral language development program for students in pre-K through eighth grade. Its underlying premise is that all children, including those with limited English proficiency, can and should be reading in English at grade level by the end of third grade. (SFA can impact Spanish literacy as well, though these outcomes fall outside the scope of this report.) Initial reading instruction is delivered in 90-minute daily blocks to students grouped by reading level, across classes and grades. Certified teachers provide daily tutoring to those students who are having difficulty reading. In addition, Family Support Teams and full-time SFA facilitators train teachers, oversee student assessments, encourage parental involvement, work to decrease absenteeism, and assist with decisions about group placement and tutoring. One study of SFA met the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards with reservations. The study included 324 English language learners from kindergarten to first grade who attended elementary schools in the District of Columbia, New York, Arizona, California, and Illinois. The WWC considers the extent of evidence for SFA to be small for reading achievement. No studies that met WWC evidence standards with or without reservations addressed mathematics achievement or English language development. The evidence presented in this report may change as new research emerges. (Contains 17 footnotes and 5 appendixes.)
What Works Clearinghouse. 550 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; District of Columbia; Illinois; New York